Melissa S. Lane, Princeton University

Professor Princeton, New Jersey mslane@Princeton.EDU Office: (609) 258-4860

Bio/Research

Melissa Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and the Director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. An associated faculty member in the Princeton Department of Classics and Department of Philosophy, she researches and teaches in the area of the history of p...

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Bio/Research

Melissa Lane is the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics and the Director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. An associated faculty member in the Princeton Department of Classics and Department of Philosophy, she researches and teaches in the area of the history of political thought, with a special expertise in ancient Greek thought, and in normative political philosophy, including especially environmental ethics and politics. Her books include The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter (PUP, 2015; originally published in the UK and Commonwealth as Greek and Roman Political Ideas, Penguin, 2014); Eco-Republic (PUP, 2012; Peter Lang, 2011, in the UK and Commonwealth); Plato’s Progeny (Duckworth, 2001); and Method and Politics in Plato’s Statesman (CUP, 1998). She co-edited Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy (with Verity Harte, 2013), and A Poet’s Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle (with Martin A. Ruehl, 2011).

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